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GRPD: Three juveniles arrested with handguns

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Kalamazoo and Oakdale

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Police say they have arrested three juveniles after they were reported to have guns on the southeast side.

Police say they were called to the area of Kalamazoo Avenue and Evergreen Friday afternoon.  They found six juveniles near Blaine Avenue and Cottage Grove Street SE.  All six were between 12 and 16 years old and three of them had weapons.

One, a 16-year-old, was found to have a loaded 9mm handgun and had fired one shot. Two others had BB guns.

The 16-year-old was arrested for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. A 14-year-old was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon. A 12-year-old was arrested for violating a city ordinance of Possession of a Firearm.

The other three juveniles were turned over to their parents.

We’ll have more details when they become available.


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  • Old Bob

    Another example of poor parenting. I can’t help but wonder if half of these these parents have any idea what their children are doing. How can a child have a gun and the parent doesn’t know it.

    There is something wrong somewhere!

  • Bud

    Where is the public outrage? The thought that the GRPD would stop juveniles on the street – never mind the fact that they were carrying guns THIS TIME!!.
    Liberals are hypocrites.

  • steve

    To those of you that were screaming about the cops being a little jumpy when they encounter someone, including kids, in a possibly dangerous situation, this is why. They never know what might happen in an encounter like this, and if they let down their guard for even a moment, it could cost them their life.

  • Joe

    Ha! For all those that complained about the kids that were told told get on the ground by the police last week. Funny how things work. Cops were right after all….hmmm

  • learnedmylesson25

    Agree with everyone here.The main point to make is,with Grand Rapids in general decline,due to increased diversity,we need our mayor to support the police.She cannot claim to be “disappointed” with police stopping blacks more than whites-OR stopping black teens after reports of black teens carrying guns are sent in.Her dream of more diversity will kill Grand Rapids,(it’s on life support now).Diversity without law and order will fail miserably and violently.It’s probably doomed to fail either way.I’ll say this:The cops earn their money in our city these days.Just don’t let up on the gas pedal officers,if you know what I mean.All of us,who remember a safe Grand Rapids,appreciate it.